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  • Trauma, Abuse In Childhood Linked To Shorter Lifespan, Weaker Immune Response Later In Life

    New research from the US suggests that trauma in childhood such as experiencing abuse or a serious stressful event like losing a parent is linked to a shorter lifespan and weaker immune system later in life, and that the immune impairment even adds to that caused by the stress of caring for a family member […]

    Walia asks Health dept, MCD to take steps to control dengue

    Concerned over rise in dengue cases, Delhi Govt on Monday directed its Health department and MCD to take all possible measures to control spread of the disease before commencement of Commonwealth Games in October. Health Minister Kiran Walia, expressing concern over the rising number of dengue cases, said MCD and Health department have been told […]

    Overactive Immune System May Cause Recurrent Urinary Tract Infections

    The immune systems response to urinary tract infection may have a bearing on the risk of recurrence – an overactive immune response appears to increase the risk, say researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. Their study is published in the medical journal PLOS Pathogens.  The scientists used a mouse model to […]

    Bacterial Vaginosis and Causes

      Bacterial Vaginosis (BV), also known as vaginal bacteriosis is the most common cause of vaginal infection for women of childbearing age. Although it frequently develops after sexual intercourse with a new partner, bacterial vaginosis is not considered as an STI (sexually transmitted infection). BV is more common in women with multiple partners. Bacterial vaginosis […]

    Ella, Morning After Pill Approved By FDA

    A new morning after pill, also known as an emergency contraception pill, called Ella (ulipristal acetate) has been approved in tablet form by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). It has been approved as a prescription-only-product, and prevents pregnancy if taken within five days after unprotected sexual intercourse or contraceptive failure. The FDA stresses […]

    Skull Electrodes may Boost Memory

    The first non-invasive way of stimulating the brain that can boost visual memory has been identified by scientists. The technique uses transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS), in which weak electrical currents are applied to the scalp using electrodes, reports the New Scientist. The method can temporarily increase or decrease activity in a specific brain region […]

    Overactive Immune System May Cause Recurrent Urinary Tract Infections

    The immune systems response to urinary tract infection may have a bearing on the risk of recurrence – an overactive immune response appears to increase the risk, say researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. Their study is published in the medical journal PLOS Pathogens. The scientists used a mouse model to […]

    Hormone replacement therapy increases breast cancer risk

     Analyzed hormone replacement therapy use among 2,857 women for almost 10 years, underscores the need for personalized risk-benefit discussions before women begin hormone therapy. “This is evidence that the story is complicated,” said Tanmai Saxena, an M.D./Ph.D. student at the Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California. “The benefits of hormone therapy […]

    Babies Born At 37 To 39 Weeks Have Higher Risk Of Autism And Special Educational Needs

    After analyzing the birth history of over 400,000 schoolchildren, Scottish researchers found that the risk of autism and/or special educational needs (SEN) were 1.16 times greater for babies born at 37 to 39 weeks of gestation, compared to those born at the full 40 weeks. This finding has important implications for the timing of elective […]

    Fortis Malar Neurosurgeons conduct rare Brain By-Pass Neuro Surgery

     A 65 year old male patient, for the last 6 months was suffering from recurrent attacks of weakness of the left side limbs – RIND (Recurrent Ischemic Neurological Deficits). C T Angiogram done at Fortis Malar showed that he had a Total block of the Left Internal carotid Artery (which takes blood to the left […]